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Billie Mae Richards (1921–2010)

Billie Mae Richards was born on November 21, 1921 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Billie Mae Dinsmore. She was an actress, known for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), The Care Bears Family (1985) and Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976). She was married to Bill Richards. She died on September 10, 2010 in Burlington, Ontario. See full bio »

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The Care Bears Family
The Care Bears Family Bright Heart Raccoon / Tenderheart Bear
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 2004 Care Bears: Forever Friends (Video short)
Brightheart Raccoon (voice)
 2001 Bluehair (Short)
 1998 Shadow Builder
Mrs. Butterman
 1997 Melanie Darrow (TV Movie)
Ma Harper
 1994 Rupert (TV Series)
Young Sea Serpent
- Rupert and the Sea Serpent (1994) ... Young Sea Serpent (voice)
 1992 Maniac Mansion (TV Series)
Aunt Winnie
- Idella's Breakdown (1992) ... Aunt Winnie
 1991 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
- Little Nightmares, Little Dreams (1991) ... Nonnie
 1991 The Big Slice
Lady Overboard
 1989 My Secret Identity (TV Series)
- Out of Control (1989)
 1988 Clifford's Fun with Letters (Video short) (voice)
 1988 War of the Worlds (TV Series)
Matron #1
- The Good Samaritan (1988) ... Matron #1
 1985 Care Bears: Forest of Feelings (Video short)
 1981 The Trolls and the Christmas Express (TV Movie) (voice)
 1977 The Toothbrush Family (TV Series short) (voice)
 1976 Rudolph's Shiny New Year (TV Movie)
Rudolph (voice, as Billie Richards)
 1974 The Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo (TV Series)
Chris / Robbie (voice)
 1973 Festival of Family Classics (TV Series)
Tom Sawyer
- Tom Sawyer (1973) ... Tom Sawyer (voice)
 1967-1970 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Paperboy / Billy Conner / Boy / ...
- Trip to Tomorrow (1970) ... Boy (voice, uncredited)
- The Winged Thing/Conner's Reptiles (1970) ... Billy Conner (voice, uncredited)
- Fountain of Terror/Fiddler on the Loose (1968) ... Billy Conner (voice, uncredited)
- Horn of the Rhino (1967) ... Paperboy (voice, uncredited)
- The Kilowatt Kaper/The Peril of Parafino (1967) ... Paperboy (voice, uncredited)
 1969 The Smokey Bear Show (TV Series) (voice, as Billie Richards)
 1966 Gammera the Invincible
Toschio (voice, unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1966 King Kong (TV Series)
Billy Bond
- The Spacemen (1966) ... Billy Bond (voice, as Billie Richards)
- The Hunter (1966) ... Billy Bond (voice, as Billie Richards)
- The African Bees (1966) ... Billy Bond (voice, as Billie Richards)
- Rocket Island (1966) ... Billy Bond (voice, as Billie Richards)
- The Horror of Mondo Island (1966) ... Billy Bond (voice, as Billie Richards)
 1966 The Daydreamer (as Billie Richards)
 1965 Willy McBean and His Magic Machine
Willie McBean (voice, as Billie Richards)
 1964 Mr. Piper (TV Series)
- Santa Piper (1964) ... Various (voice, uncredited)
 1964 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV Movie)
Rudolph (voice, as Billy Richards)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio Programme, Jake and the Kid (playing The Kid)

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Alternate Names:

Billie Richards | Billy Richards


5' 0½" (1.54 m)

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Personal Quote:

Kids won't believe it when my grandchildren tell them that their grandmother is really "Rudolph". [from a 2005 interview with Filmfax magazine]


She earned residuals for her work in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) for only three years, although it has aired every year since its premiere. See more »

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